At Dream Body Boot Camp, which was voted San Diego A-List's best boot camp of 2012, trainer Matthew Johnson and his staff of specialized trainers help patrons to quickly sculpt physiques into top form during indoor and outdoor workouts that pair cardio moves with strength-boosting exercises. Instead of painting muscle ripples onto participants’ abs, each of Johnson’s instructors draws from a kinesiology degree or a national personal-training certification when designing a new 60-minute workout each day. Before their first class, students meet with Johnson to get acquainted and set their fitness goals, such as looking good in a bikini or ripping through a T-shirt to reveal their swimsuit with one powerful body flex. In the course of 10 minutes, he asks clients what they’d like to achieve in class and how they’ve pursued their goals in the past.
Once the talking ends, the training begins, and the motivational instructors put patrons to work hefting dumbbells, straining against Trx suspension gear, and flipping giant tires end over end. Johnson and his trainers leave long runs out of their workouts, opting instead for tire hopping, jumping rope, and other dynamic exercises to elevate heart rates.
How the ropes course is enjoyed is entirely up to each person—participants can push themselves to the limit or just spend an afternoon on the oversized playground built for joy and laughs. Choose to start the adventure on the ground or the low-ropes course, or tight walk straight across to the high-ropes challenge. The ropes course can go from two to 35 feet in the air, but no matter how high you go, safety is ensured through harnesses, helmets, ropes, and other precautions. Once tight-rope walking is successfully mastered, fly down to the ground on the zip lines, practice conquering inclines on the challenge climbing tower, or make clockwork out of the massive pendulum swing. There must be a minimum of four people per session, so if you can’t convince your scared sisters and nervous nephews to join, you'll be paired up with new, random friends.
As 2010's winningest graphite-shaft company, Fujikura enables golf-club buffs to get the most out of their game through a comprehensive swing analysis and appraisal of equipment needs. Developed by NASA to help Alan Shepard hit more moon fairways, an advanced flight monitor and proprietary-fitting software deconstruct performance and enable Fujikura's wizards of the woods to make recommendations based on each golfer's swing. Once fitting is complete, lab rats will be given a comprehensive printout delineating club data and the appraisals specifically suited to one's swing, along with a DVD recording of all hooks, slices, and green-jacket poses. This Groupon can also be used toward the cost of the 90-minute woods fitting ($150).
Dr. Daniel Javaheri leads a team of dental experts in correcting shoddy smiles with a wide array of cosmetic and preventative services performed in a spa-like office. Dr. Javaheri promotes overall patient wellness using advanced technology, including safe sedation and digital x-rays, which emit much less radiation than Lex Luthor?s kryptonite-flavored toothpaste. Smiles by Design uses composite fillings that match natural tooth coloring, and the dentists have also mastered dental implants, bridges, and crowns to isolate and repair unsightly damage to pearly whites. While patients wait for mouth refurbishings, the office lavishes them with paraffin hand treatments, heated blankets, and liquid refreshments from a beverage bar.
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Moradi, Moradi M.D.?s staff tends to cosmetic issues with noninvasive services, surgical treatments, and everything in between. The doctor and providers help their clients settle on a plan suitable for their lifestyles and aesthetic goals before they undergo series of treatments, which can include laser hair removal, injections, rhinoplasty, and chemical peels from experienced providers.
A flurry of jabs, hooks, and uppercuts is always in the forecast at Rhino’s Boxing’s 5,000-square-foot facility, where beginners and pros alike can throw calories against the ropes in classes that impart focus, discipline, and proper techniques. Skilled instructors don weathered gloves and whip sparring students into fighting shape, leading coed cardio workouts wherein adults and kids aged 6 and older can take out their stresses on punching bags stuffed with poorly graded school essays and traffic lights that refuse to turn green. Boxers with dreams of one day hoisting heavyweight belts can step into the USA Boxing legal-size ring with the amateur team or can conduct their own private workouts five days a week. The schedule also hosts open sparring on Tuesday and Friday nights, during which self-disciplined students can use the ring for practice or settle long-standing disputes over who should take out the trash.